This legal thriller gets of to an intense start. Mia, a corporate litigator with a very powerful firm, finds a colleague and good friend brutally murdered. The senior partner asks her to take over the case her friend was working on. That sets in motion Mia's intense investigation to do well in the litigation. She is also passionate about seeing that whoever murdered her friend will be brought to justice.
Dylan takes us into the world of corporate litigation and espionage. She has done a good job of giving us an idea of how intense the negotiation and discovery processes can be. We also see how dangerous it can be when those in power have something they want to remain hidden, no matter the cost to others.
The best part of the novel for me was Mia as a new Christian. Dylan has included some good discussions about doubt and faith that are well crafted.
The romantic aspect of the plot went smoothly. It might have been a more interesting part of the plot if there had been serious obstacles in the relationship that had to be overcome.
The end has a twist that I am not sure works out. I had a little difficulty identifying with the major characters, perhaps because the world of litigation is so foreign to me.
I recommend this book to readers who would enjoy a legal thriller with a good presentation of the struggles of a new Christian in the face of a brutal murder.
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Rachel Dylan writes legal thrillers and legal romantic suspense. She has practiced law for over a decade, including being a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms. She writes the Atlanta Justice series, featuring strong female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the series, is an FHL Reader's Choice Award winner, a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, and a Holt Medallion finalist. She and her husband live in Michigan. You can find out more at www.racheldylan.com. Photo Credit: © Erika Aitken Photography
Bethany House, 304 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.